Own maps/imagined terrain : the emergence of science fiction in India

Atanu BHATTACHARYA, Preet HIRADHAR

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Abstract

The emergence of science fiction (sf) in Bengal in India is situated within the historical boundaries and intersections that mark a certain conjuncture with the arrival and subsequent entrenchment of colonial-Enlightenment science. This paper traces the specific responses to this form of science, and the appearance of sf as a narrative mode embodying a certain kind of ambivalence, that negotiates a space, an imagined territory, within the framework of colonial science. An analysis of a few early sf writings in Bengal, which outline the narrative trajectories evolving in Indian sf, locates this ambivalence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-297
Number of pages21
JournalExtrapolation
Volume55
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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